New yarn, new yarn, new yarn! I'm always way too excited to try new yarn :) In fact, just last weekend I put other projects on hold because I found out about this Loops and Threads Colorwheel yarn from Michaels and I just had to try it out! And it has been a while since I've made a mod scarf, so I thought a spring-y mod scarf was the perfect quick pattern to try it out with.
This worsted weight yarn is 100% anti-pilling acrylic and each skein is only 90 yds. Why the tiny skeins? Because they are perfect for mixing and matching! I have no actual insider information, but my guess is that Michaels is trying to succeed with this yarn where Caron Cakes yarn tends to loose some fans - flexible color changes.
Now I do love my Caron Cakes yarn (obviously), but I know there are a lot of people who just don't care for the abrupt, mid-row color changes. Sound like you? Then this Colorwheel yarn will be perfect for you! You still have TONS of bright color selections, but in the end, YOU get to choose where the color changes happen. So whether you use it to simulate the color blocks that a "cake yarn" creates or you change colors more often, this yarn has an amazing color selection for you to work with.
Are you perhaps a little timid about mixing and matching your own colors? I'll admit, one of the things I love most about self-striping yarn is that it does all of the color choosing for me. But fear not! Pinterest has a PLETHORA of color inspiration swatches, and I have a whole board dedicated to them here. You could also try to replicate one of your favorite cake yarns, too! You may notice that my color choices for this scarf are sneakily close to those of the now discontinued Macaron Caron Cakes color ;) However you decide to use them, I think you will love these lovely little skeins!
Has anyone else started working with this yarn yet? What do you think?! I can't wait to see the color combos that you come up with when you make this pattern!
- ch: chain
- SC: single crochet
- DC: double crochet
- SC2Tog: Single crochet two together
Length (without tassels) = approx. 68"
Width (widest point) = approx. 14"
14 sts x 14 rows = 4" square in SC
- Chain stitches at the beginning of SC rows do NOT count as stitches.
- Chain stitches at the beginning of "DC, ch 1" rows DO count as stitches (ch 3 = DC+ch 1). The second chain stitch is essentially the "top" of your DC, and the 3rd chain stitch is the "chain 1".
- Each end of this scarf comes to a point. One edge of the scarf will be straight and the other will form a triangular shape. All of your increases and decreases will occur on the same side of the scarf to make this shape.
ch 3 (Color A-I used 'Purple Pink')
Row 1: SC in second ch from the hook, SC across (2). Turn.
Row 2: Ch 1, 2 SC in first st, SC (3). Turn.
Row 3: Ch 3 (remember that this does count as a DC+ch 1), skip 1, DC (3)
Row 4: Ch 1, 2 SC in first st, SC across (4). Turn.
Row 5: Ch 1, SC across, 2 SC in last st (5). Turn.
Row 6: Ch 3, skip 1, DC, ch 1, skip 1, DC (5). Turn.
Row 7: Ch 1, SC across, 2 SC in last st (6). Turn.
Row 8: Ch 1, 2 SC in first st, SC across (7). Turn.
Row 9: Ch 3, skip 1, DC, *ch 1, skip 1, DC, repeat from * across (7). Turn.
Row 10: Ch 1, 2 SC in first st, SC across (8). Turn.
Row 11: Ch 1, SC across, 2 SC in last st (9). Turn.
Row 12: Ch 3, skip 1, DC, *ch 1, skip 1, DC, repeat from * across (9). Turn.
Row 13-72: Continue repeating rows 7-12, while continuing to increase your stitch count on the same side of the piece in the SC rows. On Row 37, change to Color B (I used 'Purple'). On Row 64, change to Color C (I used 'Lime').
Row 73: Ch 1, SC across, 2 SC in last st (50). Turn.
Row 74: Ch 1, 2 SC in first st, SC across (51). Turn.
Row 75: Ch 3, skip 1, DC, *ch 1, skip 1, DC, repeat from * across (51). Turn.
Row 76: Ch 1, SC2Tog, SC across (50). Turn
Row 77: Ch 1, SC across, SC2Tog in last two sts (49). Turn.
Row 78: Ch 3, skip 1, DC, *ch 1, skip 1, DC, repeat from * across (49). Turn.
Row 79: Ch 1, SC across, SC2Tog in last two sts (48). Turn.
Row 80: Ch 1, SC2Tog, SC across (47). Turn
Row 81: Ch 3, skip 1, DC, *ch 1, skip 1, DC, repeat from * across (47). Turn
Row 82-147: Continue repeating rows 76-81, while continuing to decrease your stitch count on the same side of the piece in the SC rows. On Row 87, change to Color B (I used 'Purple'). On Row 114, change to Color A (I used 'Purple Pink').
Row 148: Ch 1, SC2Tog, SC (2). Turn
Row 149: Ch 1, SC across (2). Tie off and weave in ends.
*Optional* Make 2 large tassels and attach them to each pointed end of the scarf.
What color combos are you going to use?! Share your photos with me on Facebook! :)
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